guys you work with are all in the same boat as you, most are lovely lads just trying to put up with the constant and incessant bullying culture of middle management.
Health and safety was not that much of an issue until something went wrong and then the blame was thrown in all directions except from where it should have been, could report issues for ages and nothing would get done until someone got hurt or injured .
the upper echelons of management are very forward thinking and do say health and safety first, but by the time its filtered down to the depots and depending which depot you are at its non existent and hushed up ... until something happens .
middle management (at my previous depot) bullied drivers into doing what was required, hushed up any issues from the higher management so no one knew what extent the depot was so badly demoralised, if your face fitted and the TM liked you the world was your oyster, if you stood up for yourself you constantly got the worst rounds and trucks .
depending on depot the kit varied, some depots had all brand new ish trucks others have all the old wrecks from elsewhere .
the only upside i found working there was the money, could earn almost a grand a week doing the early starts and working on your own
depot leadership all inconsistent